Senior Hospital Medical Officer

Job posted: 17/05/2022
Applications close: 01/07/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan, Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Royal Women's Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 24127

Reference: 24127

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan, Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

2023 Obstetrics & Gynaecology Senior Hospital Medical Officer (SHMO) 

Fixed Term - Full time 12 months – 6th February 2023 to 4th February 2024

The Women’s is Australia’s leading independent specialist hospital for women dedicated to improving the health and well being of women of all ages and cultures, and new born babies. The Women’s is recognised as a leader in its field, with expertise in maternity services and the care of newborn babies, gynaecology, assisted reproduction, women’s health and cancer services.

The Women’s is a centre of excellence for perinatal care, research and education, with more than 7,000 births per year. The Maternity Service at the Women’s is structured to provide quality care to women by the most appropriately qualified clinician. Obstetricians in the multidisciplinary teams provide clinical care with midwives, trainees, other medical specialists and allied health practitioners to women from a geographical area and to higher risk women from outside the local area.  In addition some women with complex clinical needs may receive clinical care in specialist clinics.

Registrars in Obstetrics and Gynaecology are responsible for the provision of excellent clinical care to women who are outpatients or inpatients of the Royal Women’s Hospital and their babies and families.

A vacancy exists at the Royal Women's Hospital for SHMO to commence in the new Medical Clinical Year. The Women's is committed to ongoing professional development of all employees. To support the clinical development of medical staff, we provide regular rotations and host a wide range of clinical and audit meetings, as well as specific teaching sessions.

Your duties will include the following:

  • Provide care in consultation with supervising, Senior Registrars, Fellows and Consultants as appropriate

  • Provide care in accordance with rosters, daily duties and notes to daily duties as published on the Junior Medical Staff rosters website and varied from time to time (except as otherwise directed)

  • Provide care comprehensively including timely record-keeping, discharge preparation and communication with referring practitioners and those providing ongoing care

To be successful within this role you will need to have:

  • MBBS or equivalent qualification

  • Candidates who have obtained at least two (2) years in the role of an O&G HMO and/or at least completed one year as a SHMO within the Obstetrics & Gynaecology area of specialty by the end of 2022

  • Medical Practitioner Registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

  • Clinical experience at level appropriate for position

The Classification and Salary scale will be dependent on experience and you will be appointed and in accordance to the AMA: Australian Medical Association (Victoria) Doctors in Training Agreement 2018-2021.

To Apply:
Please ensure that you download the attached Referee Assessment Form and have this completed by at least three (3) nominated referees and send to medical.recruitment@thewomens.org.au

For more information about the position, please see the Position Description attached or to apply for this position please select ‘Apply Now’ below. 

Our offering

When you join the Women’s you unite with talented people who share your purpose and unwavering determination to advance health outcomes for all women. You will find a workplace that is collaborative, progressive and passionate about learning and working together in multi-disciplinary teams to ensure you find the exceptional in your everyday.

Our staff benefits program includes salary packaging, on-site car parking and childcare (subject to availability), alongside a range of discounted financial, lifestyle and wellbeing benefits provided by our staff benefit partners. To learn more, please visit: www.thewomens.org.au/careers/why-work-at-the-womens/staff-benefits/

We are proudly Breastfeeding Association accredited. The Women’s is committed to gender equity principles and our people have an awareness of and sensitive approach to violence against women/family violence matters. 

The Women’s is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. We welcome applications from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders, people with lived experience of disability and people who identify as LGBTI.

It is a policy of the Women's to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability. If you need assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application or interview process, please contact the hiring manager listed under 'Contact Person'

Ready to make the move?

For more information about the position, please see the Position Description attached and apply online by selecting “apply now” below.

All appointments to the Women’s are subject to a satisfactory clearance of Working with Children Check and Police Check.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Please be aware that in line with the Health Minister's Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all workers at the Women's regardless of role, will be required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption.

All applicants will be required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status.

If you would like to receive this information/publication in an accessible format (such as large print or audio) please call our HR Enquiries line on: 03 8345 2080, or email HR.Enquiries@thewomens.org.au

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Senior Hospital Medical Officer